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String Quartet 2 William Pearson – Summer 2012


P Performance Notes N

E Each page shoulld be approximaately 30 seconds long, though in nterpretive changges in ‘tempo’ arre not discouragged. P Players should slightly loosen th he bow-hairs on their t bow. X Noteheads alw ways indicate a muting m grip with the left hand, which w should elim minate or greatlyy diminish pitched sounds. B Bowing informaation is written ab bove the staff. Movemeent from molto sul s tasto to molto to sul pont is shoown graphically. The thickness of the bow wing lines indicaates the amount of hair (not presssure) on the strring. Fractions indicate how much m of the bow w will be used forr that specific no ote. T This marking , seen firsst on page 16, in ndicates that the fingers f of the lefft hand should bbe smoothly rolled upwards, tou uching each o other, with no th hought to specifiic pitch. T This marking

, seen firstt on page 16, ind dicates circular bowing. b

T This marking

, seen firsst on page 17, in ndicates a (pitchleess) scraping of the bow back annd forth parallell to the indicated d strings.

T This marking

, seen first on n page 22, indicates a short (pitcchless) glissando o on the indicateed strings, with th he indicated bow w direction.

V Vocalizing, seen n first on page 36 6, is indicated wiith diamond notteheads. Each plaayer’s vocal line is i written below their instrumen ntal line. Vowel so ounds are written n below each vo ocal line.


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William Pearson - String Quartet 2  

Score - Written Spring/Summer 2012

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